​Bangarra to spend time on country

Bangarra starts its biggest ever regional tour of Australia on 17 September, performing Stephen Page’s Kinship double bill in Darwin, Alice Springs, Adelaide, Rockhampton and Cairns, as well as spending time on country with remote Indigenous communities.

​Bangarra to spend time on country

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It will run cultural residencies in Broome (WA), Yirrkala (North East Arnhem Land, NT), Mutitjulu and Umuwa (Central Desert, NT), and Thursday Island (Torres Strait Islands).

At the end of each residency, the dancers will perform Spirit on outdoor makeshift stages on basketball courts and beach amphitheatres from twilight into the night.

The company sees spending time on country as a way of giving back to the communities that have given their trust and their stories to the company to be told nationally and overseas.

‘On the occasion of Bangarra’s 25th anniversary, this regional tour is the time of year I’ve been longing for. Taking the dance ensemble to many of Australia’s remote Indigenous communities, spending time with them and performing our work to them is our way to say thank you for their trust.

‘We are in awe of the First Nations people and my heartfelt appreciation goes to them,’ Artistic Director Stephen Page said.

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